Communication Studies


Te Waha Nui

Te Waha Nui Online is the sister publication to AUT’s training newspaper Te Waha Nui, published out of the university’s longstanding and celebrated journalism programme.

The site publishes the work of journalism students on the Bachelor of Commuication Studies and Post-graduate Diploma in Communication Studies.

By studying communications at AUT, you’ll be equipped with the listening skills to hear what the world is saying and gain insights into what people want to have conveyed. This will allow you to produce relevant and engaging stories – whether that’s with words, images, film, experience or sound. You’ll learn to illuminate the damaging truths underneath attempted cover-ups, and hopefully, effect some change.

Print, broadcast and new media are central to our lives as citizens, and shape and reflect our perceptions and reactions to the world. We make choices on everything from policy decisions to consumer purchases based on the messages we receive. 

AUT's graduates help create those messages. As producers, journalists, creative advertising professionals and communication managers, AUT communication graduates help decide the media's look, sound, feel and flavour. These are exciting and demanding careers that constantly change to shape communication for the demands of today and tomorrow. It's a changing world and, in a challenging global environment, the communication industries are at the forefront.

The demand for our graduates is high because the standard is high. The rewards are there if you're equipped with the necessary skills and engage critically and analytically with the world of contemporary communications. Whatever area you specialise in, AUT will provide you with the best foundation to launch your career into the world of communications.

Pre-degree Programme
Certificate in Communication Studies

Undergraduate Programmes
Bachelor of Communication Studies

Graduate Diploma in Advertising Creativity

Graduate Diploma in Pacific Journalism

Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Communication Studies Conjoint Degree

Postgraduate Programmes
Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours)
Postgraduate Certificate in Communication Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Brand Communication*
Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies
Master of Communication Studies
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy

*Subject to CUAP approval
Academic Staff

Details about our research areas and interests

Centre for Performance Research
Journalism, Media and Democracy Research Centre
Multimodal Research Centre
Outside the Square
Pacific Journalism Review
Pacific Media Centre
Pacific Media Watch
Pacific Scoop
Popular Culture Research Centre
Static FM
Te Waha Nui

Last updated: 25-Nov-2015 11.10am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.